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surrounding general david petraeus. >> the pentagon is now investigating the top american commander in afghanistan. general john allen is accused of inappropriate communications with jill kelley. kelley is the woman who reportedly received a threatening e-mail from paula broadwell. news of her affair with petraeus led to his resignation as the head of the cia last friday. the fbi is said to be looking at thousands of documents and e- mails detailing communication between kelley and allen. >> the fbi is also working on a time line of the fair between broadwell and petraeus and how long officials may have known about it before word got out. yesterday, agents were at broadwell's home in charlotte, income np a spokeswoman would not comment on what the agents were doing at the home. >>> congress returns to work today, no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so- called fiscal cliff. president obama and vice president biden will be meeting with leaders from the labor community today to discuss ways to keep the economy growing and find the balanced approach to reduce the federal d
is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen apparently had inappropriate communication with the woman linked to the scandal. as fox's ainsley earhart reports, the fbi is busy with multiple investigations. >> reporter: fbi agents searching the home of paula broadwell, the woman whose affair with general david petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks.
the. >>> the pentagon confirms on fire to the u.s. predator drone. it happened last week when the aircraft was hovering in international airspace. >> and unmanned, u.s. military for aircraft, conducting routine surveillance over the arabian gulf, intercepted by the frog foot aircraft and was fired upon with guns. >> it comes as the obama administration imposed a new round of financial sanctions against iran to stop tehran from moving forward with the ambitions to build a nuclear weapon. >> coming up on the news edge. yo i would wake up and every day i would say today's the day i'm not going do it. >> a former rockette opens up about her battle with bulima. her advice to other young dancers and performers. >> that kid is five. an internet sensation. oh, my goodness. he's the real deal. he appeared on the ellen show after conspiraciy thiso rifts believed his rendition of the plight of the bumblebee. he can really play the piano. a@ . >>> holidays are drawing near. there the is a lot going on behind the scenes of the holiday show. one former dancer is opening up about her battle
and has done an excellent job. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regard general allen. >> the pin is investigating his communication with jill kelly, the woman who triggered the fbi investigation and uncovered the affair between pet rayus and broadwell. they're looking at thousands of e-mail exchanges, some of which are said to be flirtacious in nature. >>> general john allen's involvement in the scandal could lead to a rare case of a top battle field commander being court-martialed. allen maintains his innocence. if the defense department investigates and is found guilty, he could -- [ indiscernible ] a news alert out of charles county, a 17- year-old arrested after killing a d.c. cab driver that might be linked to a double shooting in maryland. lauren demarco is live in la plata with the latest. lauren? >> reporter: some closure for residents in a waldorf neighborhood where the double shooting occurred. police say the 17-year-old joshua is facing first-degree murder charges and also attempted murder charges. he is the allegedly the shooting, the suspect
there for a while. sitting in the right lane. big delays on 295 from before the pentagon headed out to that scene. and finally, the inner loop of the beltway problems here due to a stalled vehicle. that's what's sitting in the left lane headed north. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. thank you very much. have you ever had your cell phone stolen or maybe you know somebody who has? might have ended up the cell phone south of the boarder. today the fcc will announce a new initiative to crack down on cell phone trafficking to latin america. cell phone thefts are up in our area. police chief will be part of today's announcement with the fcc and the mexican government. >> 30,000 people in new york's rocaway peninsula still do not have power. fire ripped through after the storm in belle harbor. crews from phoenix are in the area to restore power to those who still have a home to go to. people working to get help say they are not getting any help. defended their work calling their operation in nearby long island nearly flawless. >>> super storm sandy proved to be a skruj for chr
for our area, possible massive job cuts if automatic pentagon cuts are not stopped and risk 207,000 jobs in virginia, 114,000 jobs in maryland, and 127,000 jobs in the district. well, the white house says that both leaders are going to look at these sides and come to an agreement at some point. but right now they don't know when. leaders from both parties in the senate and the house will begin meeting at the white house next week in the hopes of finding a solution. the fiscal cliff deadline occurs january 1. just yesterday, will, it's important to point out, republicans cannot simply stalemate to get their way. harry reid said bluntly, we are not going to be pushed around. >> they are both drawing their lines in the sound. tom fitzgerald, thank you. >>> now more on that major shake-up at the highest levels of our government. the director he of the cia, retired general petraeus, announcing he is stepping down as director. why? he admits he was cheating on his wife. fox's nicole collins shows us how this is all playing out. >> reporter: cia director general david petraeus stepping down aft
the sex scandal. >> the pentagon is investigating general john allen for hundreds of alleged inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite whose complaints about threatening e-mails drug erred the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. turn out kelley was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we dete
and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon for the process in regards to general allen. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating the communications with kelly, the woman who triggered the fine investigation that uncovered the affair between new former cia director david petraeus and paula broadwell. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the investigation centers around 20 to 30,000 pages of communications between allen and kelly, mostly e-mails between 2010-2012, and are said to be flirtacious in nature. allen denies having an affair. he took over the afghanistan post from petraeus after petraeus moved to head to cia. petraeus moved to step down last friday. >> i think he took the right step. >> reporter: the petraeus resignation left lawmakers on alert. they were planning to hear from him this week about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. he was the cia directorate the time of the attack, he visited libya after the attack. >> reporter: the septemb
to be the next commander of nato is finding his nomination on hold. the pentagon is probing general john allen after investigators found 20,000 pages of e-mails sent between him and jill kelley. she is the social light by complaining about threatening e-mails from patraeus mistress. a lot to digest here. >> it is. we turn to jj green, national security corespondent for wtop radio. good morning. good to see you . story gets more bizarre everyday. in regards to the fbi investigation into the matter between general allen and this jill kelley, the fbi has handed that over to the pentagon. what does this suggest about the nature of that investigation? >> what it suggests was there was no crime committed. there perhaps were some concerns about behavior and whether or not it was appropriate between the two of them certainly for this general officer for the military. and it suggests that the pentagon has been asked to handle it. it does suggest there was no crime committed and no federal wrongdoing there. >> i've heard some people say why is the fbi getting involved in this? they kind of have to get i
center, pentagon stations and metro headquarters in northwest d.c. no. 4, the national park service and metro are trying to make ft. totten park safer. they installed two lights on a shooter cut path between the metro station and ward 5 neighborhood. the lights are thought to be a deterrent after seven muggings so far this year. at no. 3 a woman's age at menopause may foreshadow her daughter's fertility. researchers examined the ovarian reserves of daughters and discovered levels fell quicker in women whose mothers had menopause before age 45 compared to women whose moms hit menopause later in life. no. 2, airline travel very busy this thanksgiving, nearly 24 million people expected to fly. that's up from last year and planes are expected possible close to 90% full. no. 1 tonight, a big heads up if you're heading to the big apple this week flying. airlines are getting ready for the big nor'easter storm. united and american are suspending most service starting today in and out of new york. most airlines are asking passengers to reschedule their northeast flight for a later date and w
john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business.
it was politically motivated. the pentagon says it withheld news of the attack because the drone was on a secret mission. >>> arizona judge has sentenced jared loughner to life in prison without parole. congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her astronaut were among those in court yesterday for the sentencing. kelly and other survivors made statements before the punishment was handed down. loughner pleaded guilty to opening fire at giffords' public appearance in tucson in january of 2011. giffords is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. >>> northeast is still trying to get back to normal after getting hit by two big storms. damage is in tey are rationing york city. sarah simmons is back now with more on all of this. >> the frustrations are high there right now. they're trying to bring the tempers down by bringing order to the lines at the gas stations there. they are rationing gas. here is how it works. today drivers in new york city and on long island can only buy gas if their license plates end in an odd number. tomorrow is an even day, so drivers with tags ending in an even number
. metro rider can buy the new cards at metro sales offices, metro cent are and pentagon stations and also at metro's headquarters in northwest. >>> the national park service and metro are trying to make fort totten park safer. they've installed two lights on a shortcut path between the metro station and the ward 5 neighborhood. the lights are thought to be a deterrent after seven muggings there so far this year. >>> history is made in maryland as voters approve same-sex marriage. >> coming up next, we'll meet a maryland couple finally able to fulfill a decades-long dream. stay with us. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> thousand
has fired on a u.s. drone. it happened five days before the election. but the pentagon says it withheld news of the attack because the drone was on a secret mission. >>> a rare moment of just raw emotion from president obama caught on tape. this happened when the president was thanking his staff at campaign headquarters in chicago on wednesday. take a listen. >> what you guys have done -- i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud and -- [applause] >> the president told staffers, many of whom are in their 20s, that their life's journey is just beginning and he knows many things will accomplish great things in their lives. not very often you see the president shed a tear. >> very emotional. >>> a stunner in the virginia race. one candidate clawed his way to a surprising finish. we'll explain all about that next. tucker barnes, let's talk about weather. >> cold temperatures to start your day. we're back in the 30s and low 40s. a real nice friday. julie has extra traffic too. we'll do it right after the break. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the rive
in afghanistan, general john allen is now also under investigation. he allegedly had what the pentagon calls inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she is the woman believed to have gotten threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. >> what of -- i've been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to and that mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the f.b.i. >> the fbi raided broadwell's home in north carolina last night. no word on any evidence they collected so far. >>> new this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown will learn his fate today. he pled guilty to bank fraud charges back in june. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on thto give us an update. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admitted guilt to all of those charges called for a six-month jail term. prosecutors have oftenned somewhat and sid they are asking that he spend -- have softened somewhat and said they are asking that he send
will help direct you through there. 395 at the pentagon. traffic flowing freely continuing out towards the 14th street bridge. traffic flowing freely there and 50 headed past eastern, all lanes are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> bomb shell dropped in the political world over the weekend. ci ah, director david patraeus resigns. raises a lot of questions and stands the impact of major foreign policy issues facing the obama administration. what happens in the deadly attack in libya. joining us this morning deputy white house editor for politico. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> whenever we see stories like this come out, scandal really, those details leak out. what do we know? >> he was having an affair. the woman involved was his buyographer and appears to been prompted into threatening e-mails he stoent another woman who was working down in florida and that there was some level of threat that she had given that had been so great the fbi started investigating her e-mail and in investigating her e-mail found all of these messages back and forth th
of dollars in spending cuts the pentagon and all other federal agencies across washington, which could lead to job cuts, especially in this area. families with children would see their taxes go up as much as $4,700 a year. people might start having to pay the ate tax, another big tax people have to pay, leave it at that. and a host of other things. taxpayers would be paying more and government get smaller in a disasterrous way. >> how did we get here? >> last summer there were the negotiations over the debt ceiling about expanding our borrowing limit. as part of the agreement, they said we're going to put the tax cuts, sorry, tax increases and budget cuts in place, and they left that out there hanging, saying we have to somehow avoid this. let that be the carrot. they've been chasing this carrot and they've only got about another month and a half to go, and they have to get this sorted out before it begins. reports at least this week that say if those tax increases happen, if the budget cuts occur, we could slip back into a recession, the unemployment rate might jump over 9%. look what happ
.c. could face layoffs if these automatic pentagon cuts are allowed to go forward. at the white house this afternoon the president spoke in front of what the administration called average americans. those special era tax cuts would expire. add to that deep spending cuts that will kick in. all of this has economists warning tonight of a double dip recession and possible rise of the unemployment rate up to 9.1%. >> the american people are looking for cooperation. they are looking for consensus. they are looking for common sense. most of all, they want action. i intend to deliver for them in my second term, and i expect to find willing partners in both parties to make that happen. so let's get to work. >> earlier this week the president and i had a short conversation. it was cordial. i think we both understand that trying to find a way to avert the fiscal cliff is important for our country. >> reporter: there were no solutions offered today, but there were inklings of what the deal on the early stages might look like. speaker boehner has already proposed putting all of these fiscal cuts
was named as the taringest a pentagon investigation involving flirt ashes e-mails with the woman who helped park the investigate into petraeus' affair. -- flirtatious e-mails with the woman who helped spark the investigation into petraeus' affair. >>> the alleged mistress of petraeus was seen in the district. paula broadwell's brother lives in the d.c. area. >>> the petraeus scandal sure to come up during a presidential news conference this afternoon. it is the first news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty
massive job cuts if automatic pentagon cuts are not stopped. at risk, 207,000 jobs in virginia, 114,000 jobs in maryland and 127,000 jobs in the district. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> new details tonight about the beating and robbery of an elderly woman in the district. police are now sharing how they tracked down the suspect. they used gps to locate tyran mcelrath. they say he broke into the victim's home in northwest wednesday, beat her unconscious and stole a computer. neighbors say the attack has shaken their sense of security. >> i'm putting bars on my lower basement windows. that's a decision i made after this because that seems to be the point of entry. >> investigators say when mcelrath was arrested, he told police he was sorry for what happened saying the victim could have been his own grandmother. >>> d.c. police are searching for a group of people accused of an armed robbery in a car chase that ended near the white house around 6 a.m. several people robbed a group of men in dupont circle. when the suspects drove off, two victims followed in their car. during the chase
right now and you can get the cards at metro sales offices at metro center and the pentagon station. all at metro head quart are in northwest. a few things we can already tell you about metro service on inauguration day now. rush hour service will run for 17 hours from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and peak fares will be charged during that time. metro will charge for parking in its lots and that will be paid on the way out. hard to believe but we are already talking about inauguration day. >> i remember the last one. super cold and super crowded. >> we were outside for hours. let's hope it is not that cold this year but exciting. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york for a look at how the market fared the day after the election. >> and those day after thanksgiving deals aren't what they used to be. but wal-mart is making a move it hopes will pull shoppers back into the stores. we'll have more on that when we come back.  >>> you know, all eyes were on results from the polls yesterday but wall street was watching other very important numbers. l
or the pentagon have done more, because there was a first attack, then seven hours later, attack, where two more americans were killed. could they have done more to try to protect them? send in reinforcements during those seven hours? finally, as you say, the very confusing story after the fact. so that's why they are holding these hearings, to try to find out. one of the questions i'm going to ask senator feinstein is do they think it's okay just to hear from the deputy director, now the acting director, or are they going to insist, even though he's resigned that petraeus come and testify before the committee? >> we saw congressman chase already saying it may have to come down to a subpoena. we'll see what happens on that. and of course the big issue is the fiscal cliff. i don't know about you, but i get the sense people have this election hangover, sort of drained right now. but we do hear talk about this coming together. do you think that's going to trickle down to capitol hill, especially as they get only seven weeks left to work something out? >> reporter: i was going to say, we always talk
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